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Omaha Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

Acting United States Attorney Steven A. Russell announced that Anthony Schlotfeld, 33, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced December 9, 2022, by Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., after having pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Schlotfeld received a sentence of 151 months’ imprisonment with a five-year term of supervised release to follow.  There is no parole in the federal system.

In February 2021, the Omaha Police Department began investigating Jose Rodriguez-Meza for distributing methamphetamine.  On April 8, 2022, during surveillance of Rodriguez’s residence, officers observed Schlotfeld stop by the residence and leave.  Officers observed a traffic violation by Shlotfeld and attempted a traffic stop.  Schlotfeld fled, eventually traveling from Papillion, Nebraska, to downtown Omaha, Nebraska, before his vehicle was disabled by stop-sticks.  Schlotfeld ran on foot and jumped into another vehicle which also then fled.  That vehicle was also disabled by using stop-sticks.  Schlotfeld was taken into custody and told officers that during the pursuit he discarded four pounds of methamphetamine out of his vehicle window.  Schlotfeld was still in possession of 10 grams of methamphetamine actual.

Schlotfeld’s sentence was increased as a result of a March 18, 2021, encounter that Schlotfeld had with the Bellevue Police Department.  On that day, officers found Schlotfeld to be in possession of 30 grams of methamphetamine and a firearm.

Rodriguez-Meza is scheduled to enter a plea of guilty to drug charges on December 16, 2022, before Chief United States Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Omaha Police Department, and the Bellevue Police Department.


Susan Lehr - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated December 16, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses